While it’s been barely a month since its release, the album cycle for Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind has been a resounding success. Headlining their own Knotfest Roadshow tour which just wrapped up in North America, the new record went #1 in many countries worldwide, including the USA. While their packed touring schedule means there’s no way the band is slowing down anytime soon, guitarist Jim Root hinted at the possibility of celebrating more than just the success of We Are Not Your Kind.
It’s been a great year for rock and metal music, to be sure. With absolutely huge new records from the likes of newcomers Brutus and Germany prog metallers Unprocessed, as well as major veteran acts like Falls Of Rauros and the return of Tool with their first new album in 13 years, it’s a great time to be a fan of riffs. This isn’t even discussing Slipknot yet, who are projected to top the Billboard charts in the USA early next week, and with their new album We Are Not Your Kind, have knocked off a major superstar to top the charts in the UK.
Their claims of We Are Not Your Kind being “heavier” than 2001’s Iowa may not be completely true, but neither is this false for Slipknot. The band’s 6th full-length album, which is out now after a long wait, is more or less destined to be the biggest metal record of this month – if not possibly 2019. The quality here, though, is pretty astounding – equalling some of their best work to date.